|Project by shopmania||posted 09-28-2009 11:17 PM||3616 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
My daughters both go to the Univ. of S. Carolina, and cheer for the Gamecocks. They also both belong to the same sorority. So I made them some paddles with their names, sorority names, Grad year, and “Go ‘cocks” on the flip side, using the sign making kit from Rockler to rout the letters into the boards. Then I did a simple round-over on one side, and a round-over with a raised panel on the other side to make it easier to paint the different background colors. I’ll be taking them up to them when I visit for parents weekend on October 2nd and 3rd.
The hardest part was tracing and carving the handles, which I did on a scroll saw. It would have been nice to have a template to follow for that. Paddles cost about $25 at the local craft store, and that seemed like an expensive template. I guess you could trace it and take it back to the store. I tried using a protractor like a french curve. They came out OK.
-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)